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"Myth and Ritual in a Modern Consumer Society"
In the residence program ENJOY TRANSCENDENCE eight artists worked on the theme: "Myth and Ritual in a Modern Consumer Society"

Artists worked on texts according to the current theme, which inspired individual artworks to carry dialogue with each other; and present alternate visions and perspectives.

In a consumer society, myth is always presented as an explicator and definer, producing value systems and the structure of reality. Simultaneously, it appoints ritual as a habit, behavior, and example to determine human experience, where repetitive actions create antistructure.

The Simulative system is total: impossible to deny since denial recreates it; denial is an affirmation - affirmation is denial. The subject is imagined as a product of this system, since it produces language and information, with concrete norms and habits, as well as repetitive actions.

In one case: it produces discourse about space and defines real and true. In another case, it constructs discourse about time, in which it generates the representation of time and creates subjects' experiences.

Artists critically gaze at western traditions of heteronormativity, capitalism, rationalism, and science and try to rethink values created by these discourses.
Mariko Chanturia
Nini Goderidze
David Apakidze
Hitori Ni
George Kartozia
Tina Sharashenidze